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Thursday June 24th, 2021 3:31PM

AP Top News at 3:50 a.m. EDT

By The Associated Press
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Thai PM gets AstraZeneca jab, 1 Asian country suspends
Thailand’s prime minister has received a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca, as much of Asia shrugged off concerns about reports of blood clots in some recipients in Europe, saying that so far there is no evidence to link the two
3:49AM ( 30 minutes ago )
Some Myanmar protests escape violence, but tensions remain
Demonstrators in several areas of Myanmar protesting last month’s seizure of power by the military held small, peaceful marches before dawn, avoiding confrontations with security forces who have shot dead scores of their countrymen in the past few days
3:45AM ( 34 minutes ago )
Berlin to open cultural venues despite rising virus numbers
Some museums and concert halls in Berlin are re-opening their gates even though COVID-19 infection numbers are on the rise again in Berlin and across the country
3:34AM ( 45 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
China approves a fourth COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use
China has approved a new COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, one that was developed by the head of its Center for Disease Control, adding to its arsenal
12:42AM ( 3 hours ago )
OxyContin maker Purdue proposes $10B plan to exit bankruptcy
The company that makes the prescription painkiller OxyContin would be transformed into a new entity that would funnel profits into combatting the U.S. opioid crisis under a $10 billion plan submitted to a federal bankruptcy judge late Monday
12:35AM ( 3 hours ago )
Once held in Iranian jail, ex-Marine fights espionage claims
A former U.S. Marine freed from Iranian custody five years ago is in court with the American government over whether he can collect a multimillion-dollar payment from a special fund for victims of international terrorism
12:13AM ( 4 hours ago )
AP National News
EXPLAINER: What is the impact of racially diverse juries?
Questions around race have been central to the murder case against the former Minneapolis police officer who leaned on George Floyd’s neck while the Black man pleaded for air
11:45PM ( 4 hours ago )
The road show begins: VP Harris, Jill Biden promote aid plan
From a vaccination site in the desert West to a school on the Eastern Seaboard, President Joe Biden’s top messengers have led off an effort to highlight the benefits of his huge COVID relief plan
9:43PM ( 6 hours ago )
Stanford tops NCAA women's field; NC State gets No. 1 seed
North Carolina State, Connecticut, South Carolina and Stanford are the No. 1 seeds for the women's NCAA Tournament
9:03PM ( 7 hours ago )
Top General short headlines
Thai PM gets AstraZeneca jab, 1 Asian country suspends
Thailand’s prime minister has received a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca, as much of Asia shrugged off concerns about reports of blood clots in some recipients in Europe, saying that so far there is no evidence to link the two
3:49AM ( 30 minutes ago )
Some Myanmar protests escape violence, but tensions remain
Demonstrators in several areas of Myanmar protesting last month’s seizure of power by the military held small, peaceful marches before dawn, avoiding confrontations with security forces who have shot dead scores of their countrymen in the past few days
3:45AM ( 34 minutes ago )
Berlin to open cultural venues despite rising virus numbers
Some museums and concert halls in Berlin are re-opening their gates even though COVID-19 infection numbers are on the rise again in Berlin and across the country
3:34AM ( 45 minutes ago )
Japan, US to share China worry as ministers meet in Tokyo
Defense and foreign ministers from the U.S. and Japan are meeting to discuss their concern over China’s growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region as the President Joe Biden’s administration tries to reaffirm engagement with its key regional allies
3:34AM ( 45 minutes ago )
Asian shares rise after US stocks gain for fifth day
Asian shares are higher, cheered by a rally to all-time highs on Wall Street
3:08AM ( 1 hour ago )